Beginner's Modern Calligraphy at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District


Duration: Half day 10am to 1pm

Price: £60

Run by: Karen Duncan
at Swallows & Artisans

07903 324310

Lanehead
East of Lake
Coniston
Coniston
Cumbria
LA21 8AA

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About the Course

Join the talented local calligrapher, Claire Gould, for a relaxed beginner's modern calligraphy workshop where you will learn everything to get you started with beautiful handwritten lettering styles.

So you love all the gorgeous hand lettering on Instagram and Pinterest, but you have never held a calligraphy pen before. Maybe you had a calligraphy set for Christmas, or you made a New Year’s resolution to learn a new hobby.

We’ll start with assembling a pen and spooning up ink. We’ll make flowy, swirly shapes and then letters and words. Claire will show you how, with demonstrations at every stage of the process. Best of all, you get to keep your modern calligraphy set at the end of the class! Included are your pen + nib, ink and worksheets.

There’ll be a little pop-up shop at the end so you can buy colourful inks, spare nibs and penholders, books and more worksheets if you like. Cash only, so do remember to bring along extra spendybuttons on the day!

Class sizes are limited so everyone has some personal tuition – and no matter what your skill level (we all learn at different speeds) Claire will help you along the way!

Calligraphy workshops are a lovely gift, why not book two places and bring your best friend, your mum or your other half?

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The price of the workshop includes a simple calligraphy kit with pen and nib, worksheets and ink to take home along with the usual cake and refreshments.

This relaxed event takes place at our inspiring, purpose-built creative workshop located in a spectacular setting overlooking beautiful Coniston Water in the Lake District. To view more photos take a look at our Facebook or Instagram pages under swallowsandartisans

In the unlikely event that a workshop has to be cancelled, every booking will be transferred to a future workshop (subject to availability). Unfortunately no refunds can be given once a booking has been made.



Want to review this course?

Really enjoyed my recent calligraphy course at Swallows and Artisans. The stylish new workshop was the perfect venue. Caron our tutor was really helpful and we were soon making lovely greetings cards and gift tags to take home with us. This course is a great introduction to the craft and I came home bursting with enthusiasm and ideas. The venue is in a truly stunning location and I look forward to returning for another event sometime in the near future.

- - #14545

Fantastic course at the beautiful Swallows & Artisans. Caron was a great tutor - helpful, encouraging and informative, and clearly passionate about her craft. We left with some beautiful hand made cards, a box of tools to keep us going, and a real sense of achievement! We were well fed and looked after by our host Karen. Do stay if you can, Lanehead is idyllic and it's the perfect venue to 'get away from it all'. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this course and venue to anyone looking for a crafty getaway.

- - #14427

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Course Start Dates

Wednesday 6th February 2019
Tuesday 6th August 2019

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